Jan 5, 2017

Chouna-Hajimeshiki (First Construction Ceremony) at Tsurugaoka-Hachimangu Shrine, Kamakura, Kanagawa

Chouna-Hajimeshiki (First Construction Ceremony) at Tsurugaoka-Hachimangu Shrine, Kamakura, Kanagawa

4th January, 2017 | at Tsurugaoka-Hachimangu Shrine, Kamakura, Kanagawa
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu is Kamakura's most important shrine. It was founded by Minamoto Yoriyoshi in 1063, and enlarged and moved to its current site in 1180 by Minamoto Yoritomo, the founder and first shogun of the Kamakura government.

The shrine is dedicated to Hachiman, the patron god of the Minamoto family and of the samurai in general.
The deified spirits of the ancient Emperor Ojin who has been identified with Hachiman, Hime-gami and Empress Jingu are enshrined at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine.  













# For the details, please access to the followings site;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170104chouna.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.tsurugaoka-hachimangu.jp/











「手斧始式」鶴岡八幡宮(神奈川県鎌倉市)

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